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Fourth 1 Player Guild UK Meet 16 September 2019

The 1 Player Guild is a group of solo game players, communicating through BoardGameGeek. This was the fourth get-together for the UK contingent; not enough people made it to justify renting the library again, so we met at my place. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

We started with Rallyman, a short course first and then a longer one. My great performance in my first ever game a year ago looks increasingly like a fluke. Ah well.

On to Just One, still on my list to think about buying at some point though this one didn't go as well as last time.

Scythe, in which I didn't come last! Gosh. Though I don't think it'll ever be a favourite game of mine.

We were up to seven at this point, and split briefly: one side played Puerto Rico

while I won a three-player game of Xenon Profiteer (still a game I love).

We went on to Burgle Bros., where we came close to a win.

But because it was taking a while, the other group started Santo Domingo

and (being down one player) we played Onitama while they finished.

We got back together for Flamme Rouge, standard track with a breakaway start.

Down to four again, we played Coldwater Crown, the revelation of the day for me – it's definitely getting into the heavyish Euro style of play, but it manages to keep at least some theme, and (amazingly for me) I actually won. This is one I may now buy at some point, which surprises me.

Three players and Tobago, which is definitely on my "buy at some point" list, though I haven't yet found it cheaply enough for my taste.

And to finish off, another game I played last Airecon, Ex Libris, where I think I was trying something clever but it went horribly wrong.

Another lovely day with excellent people. The next one's in January.

[Buy Santo Domingo at Amazon] [Buy Just One at Amazon] [Buy Scythe at Amazon] [Buy Puerto Rico at Amazon] [Buy Xenon Profiteer at Amazon] [Buy Santo Domingo at Amazon] [Buy Onitama at Amazon] [Buy Flamme Rouge at Amazon] [Buy Coldwater Crown at Amazon] [Buy Tobago at Amazon] [Buy Ex Libris at Amazon] and help support the blog. ["As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases."]

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